Lightning Jolt Ingredients
ABOUT LIGHTNING JOLT INGREDIENTS
Echinacea. Echinacea is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system. Echinacea has been used by Native Americans for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments including reducing pain and inflammation. Echinacea plants contain an impressive array of active compounds like caffeic acid, alkamides, phenolic acids, rosmarinic acid, and polyacetylenes. Just look them up. Not sure I can do justice to the full definitions of each here.
Elderberry Flower. Elderberry flower has been commonly used by Native Americans to treat infections, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their complexions and heal burns. The flowers and leaves of Elderberry might relive pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Juniper Berry. The juniper tree is an evergreen shrub that grows in North America, Europe, and Asia and produces seed cones known as juniper berries. Mostly deep blue in color the juniper berry has a woody / spicy scent and takes two seasons of growth for the berries to ripen into the plump fruits that are wild harvested to distill the essential oil. With natural antibacterial abilities, juniper berry essential oil is a popular natural remedy for fighting skin irritations (like rash or eczema) and infections. Due to its antiseptic abilities, it can serve as a home remedy for acne.
Ginger. Ginger has the nickname “The Oil of Empowerment” for the feeling of confidence that it can inspire in people. Beyond have a warming effect ginger might enhance your concentration while reducing feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety, agitation, and fatigue. Used topically, ginger essential oil eases redness, eliminates bacteria, inhibits the signs of skin damage and aging, and restores color and radiance to a dull complexion.
Grapefruit. The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters like grapes. Grapefruit essential oil is derived from the rind of grapefruits, has a super citrus scent and provides an invigorating and energizing aroma due to its main chemical component, limonine, which can help uplift your mood. Grapefruit essential oil is valued for its skin care benefits and ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin when applied topically, and considered a natural stress-fighter, anti-inflammatory agent, and antioxidant. Cautions… Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil can be directly applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, lice, athlete's foot, and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings and more. The compounds in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus and reduce allergic skin reactions. For all of these reasons you will find Tea Tree oil in each of our formulations.
Fractionated Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is naturally composed of both long- and medium-chain fatty acids, which are also called “medium-chain triglycerides” (ie MCT oils). In fractionated coconut oil, the long-chain fatty acids are removed by steam distillation following a process known as “hydrolysis.” For Mind Flight, fractionated coconut oil is used as a carrier oil for our herbal infusion process and adding of essential oils. Key to its use as a carrier oil is that fractioned coconut oil is odorless and colorless, and it is also a good hydrator. Plus, fractionated coconut oil has a longer shelf life than regular coconut oil.
Beeswax. Beeswax is generally available as yellow or white. Yellow beeswax comes directly from the honeycomb, while white comes from yellow beeswax. For Mind Flight products we use white cosmetic grade beeswax pellets to melt down into our base for each product. Of note, beeswax has mild anti-swelling (anti-inflammatory) effects and reason it is a good ingredient in salves meant for treating scrapes, cuts, minor wounds, and burns, among other abrasions.
Shea Butter. Shea butter is a nut butter from the shea tree found in East and West tropical Africa. Shea butter works like an emollient (“Moisturizer”). So shea butter might help soften or smooth dry skin. Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling which can help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema. In various articles you will find that people also use shea butter to help with acne, arthritis, burns, dandruff, inflamed skin, dry skin, insect bites, itch, muscle soreness, scaly and itchy skin (psoriasis), rash, scars, sinus infection, skin breakages, stretch marks, wound healing, and wrinkled skin.